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Starling Early Education Wearable Book Packs Available for Check-out

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Research shows that the more verbal engagement you give your child, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.

The Starling Early-Education Wearable tells you if you’re engaging enough by counting the words that you speak.

• The Starling clips to your child’s shirt or pants
• Without recording, the Starling counts all the words your child hears
• The Starling app gives you real-time feedback on your child’s verbal engagements
• You’ll also get daily engagement tips from child development experts to keep you talking

Give Starling a try with one of our Starling Book Packs available for check-out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal for an additional 3 weeks!

For more information on Starling, please visit their WEBSITE.

 

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Spring Egg Hunt!

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Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:

10:15-10:35 am

10:40-11:00 am

11:05-11:25 am

11:30-11:50 am

11:55am-12:15 pm

The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.

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Drop in for Open Play time!

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While the formal story times are on a brief hiatus, please join us for one of our age appropriate Open Play Times!

Open Play is an unstructured time for children to socialize with their peers and keep up with their normal storytime routine.  This will not be a formal storytime, but there will be familiar elements like bubbles and music in addition to age-specific toys. This program is drop-in. If Grafton Public Schools are delayed or closed, this program will be cancelled. The Children’s Room is closed to the public for the duration of the Open Play program.

To keep our groups consistent, we ask that you limit your attendance to the appropriate age group:

  • PRESCHOOL– ages 3.5-5

Tuesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 6th, February 27th, and March 6th.

 

  • TODDLERS -Ages Walking-3.5

Wednesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 7th, February 28th, and March 7th.

 

  • BABIES– Ages Newborn-Walking

Thursdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 1st, February 8th, March 1st, and March 8th.

 

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December School Vacation Week

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Stop by the library during school vacation week. There’s always something going on. No registration required

Tuesday, December 26th

Movie Night: Despicable Me 3  Movie@ 6:30pm Rated PG

 

 

Wednesday, December 27th

Drop-in and Build @ 10:0am-1:00pm

Keva. Dominoes. Squiggies. What can you create with our building materials?

 

 

Thursday December 28th  

Lego Free Play for PreK-grade 5 @ 10:0am-1:00pm

 

 

Friday December 29th

New Years at Noon  11:30am-12:30pm  We’ll have music, bubbles, and a special countdown for our littlest patrons at noon.  All ages are welcome. Sparkles and glitter are encouraged.

 

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Tutor.com Adds Audio to Free Tutoring Service

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Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Because we hear our students, Tutor.com is adding audio! It is no secret that some learn by doing, some learn by reading, some learn by watching and some learn by listening. Tutor.com’s goal is to provide instructional services and support in a personalized manner that best fit the needs of each individual learner. To better help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce that an audio option to connect will be available for every Tutor.com session for all grade levels and subjects beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017. Offering an audio option allows us to

  • improve the experience for those with visual impairments,
  • meet the needs of auditory learners,
  • more effectively assist younger students or non-typers,
  • and use classroom time more efficiently.

Watch a short demonstration video about how to connect with audio.

Download an information sheet about this and other new features recently released.

 

Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

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Spooooky Stories…Boo!

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Join us for an all-ages Halloween storytime. It will be a ghastly good time!  Costumes are encouraged!

Tuesday, October 31  10:15-10:45 am.  Drop-in, registration is not required.

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Storytime Resumes Week of September 11

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Storytimes will be starting the week of September 11!

The session will run the week of September 11th through October 21st. 

REGISTRATION: Please note some storytimes require registration while others are drop-in. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to start date of program.

  • Please register one participant at a time. You must register every child participating. Unregistered children will not be able to participate.
  • Please adhere to age recommendations when registering your child.   If your child is not an appropriate age, they will be removed from the registration list.

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM- themed storytime that features math and science themes.

Registration is required for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103. The program will run on Monday mornings 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 & 10/16 at 10:15 am. Participants must commit to the entire 5 week session.

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester St., Grafton

 

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103. The program will run on Tuesday mornings 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17 at 10:15 am.  Participants must commit to the entire 6 week session.

 

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years.

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required. The program will meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am and 10:15 am. Please attend just one time slot. Session dates are 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18.

 

Join us at the Willard House Clock Museum for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!

Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please register for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103.

This program meets once-a-month, second Wednesday of the month. This month’s date is September 13 at 1:30 pm.

Location: 11 Willard St, North Grafton, MA 01536

 

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required. The program will meet on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am. Session dates are 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 & 10/19.

 

Join us Saturday mornings before the library opens for shorter, repeat showings of our most popular storytimes. 9/16, 9/30 & 10/14 will be Baby & Toddler Storytime, while 9/23, 10/7 & 10/21 will be Preschool Storytime.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

 

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of each storytime program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14.

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

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Edaville Family Amusement Park Summer Reading Incentive Program

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Did you know…Edaville Family Amusement Park has a Summer Reading incentive program through August 24?!!
Bring in your completed summer reading reports, charts and/or essays & receive one FREE Admission with a full priced adult admission ticket at the gate only. Kindergarten thru 6th grade only.
Stop by the Grafton Library to pick up a reading log and when the kids have finished logging their reading, we will stamp it for you to present to Edaville.

Question? Visit the EDAVILLE Summer Reading Reward website.

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